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    1785 Nova Constellatio Copper, MS63 Brown
    Crosby 1-B, Blunt Rays

    1785 COPPER Nova Constellatio Copper, Blunt Rays MS63 Brown NGC. Crosby 1-B, W-1880, R.4. 116.0 grains. For both dates and all major varieties, NGC has only certified 21 Mint State Nova Constellatio coppers. Six of those are offered in the present sale of selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection. One of the six is this Select Mint State 1785 Blunt Rays example with its splendid olive-brown surfaces. Faded mint red appears as light tan color on this example. Lightly stippled surfaces suggest a late die state from worn, overworked dies. The present coin is the only NGC certified Mint State example of this variety (8/14) that is always seen with a large die break along the outer leaves over the date. The obverse has nearly full border dentils while the reverse lacks most of the border detail.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2U44, PCGS# 810)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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